Nell’s Opinion and Book Hunt
Reading. Such a lovely word. Sometimes, however it’s not such a successful state of mind to reach. I know I’m really ill when I can’t focus on reading. Sometimes, I go through a reading slump. According to the definition in the Urban Dictionary, it basically means I can’t decide on what book to read next because nothing sounds good.
When that happens, I do one of three things.
- Binge watch a TV show
- Read my magazines that have stockpiled
- Read a romance
Binge watching a TV show is the easiest as long as I have a TV show in which I’m interested. Thank you, creators of Netflix, Hulu and the ON DEMAND section of my satellite TV. Also, thanks to Ivana who finds these shows for me to watch. Her last suggestion was awesome, by the way.
I am an e-magazine reader. There are awesome magazines out there that I’ve never found on a newsstand, but since they are available via electronic format, I don’t have to worry. My favorite e-magazine newsstands are: PocketMags and Zinio. I think Zinio has dropped it’s game as of late because some of the more obscure reads aren’t available anymore. I can shop the best subscription price or issue price. Often times they have special deals that let you try several magazines for a pittance. That is really helpful when I won’t spend $4.99 for an issue but .99 sounds just fine.
Lastly, I revert to my core beginnings of reading. Harlequin Romance or anything simple will suffice. It can’t have a major plot. It can’t be a series. Just a hot guy romancing a relate-able woman will do. Why does the guy have to be hot? Uh…duh? These romances are what I started reading at the age of 14. At that time, and maybe they still do, had Teen Romances.
When I break my reading slump, it’s a joyful time. Sometimes, I think it’s a ‘cleansing of the palate’ kind of thing. All I know is that reading does for me what crafting, cleaning, gardening, biking, walking or whatever else kind of relaxing thing there is does for other people.
Here are some websites that may help deal with a run of the mill reading slump.
- How to break out of a reading slump
- 5 tips for getting out of a Long-Term reading slump
- 15 books for helping you get out of your reading slump
One Book Two’s Review of hunted book
Title: Boundary Crossed
Series: Boundary Magic #1
Author: Melissa Olson
Description: After her twin sister’s brutal murder, former US Army Sergeant Allison “Lex” Luther vowed to protect her niece, Charlie. So when two vampires try to kidnap the baby, it quickly turns into a fight to the death—Lex’s death, that is.
She wakes up to two shocking discoveries: she has miraculously survived the fight, and baby Charlie is a “null,” gifted with the ability to weaken supernatural forces…and a target for creatures who want to control that power. Determined to guarantee her niece’s safety, Lex makes a deal with the local vampires. She sets out with the mysterious—and undead—“fixer” Quinn to track down whoever’s responsible for the kidnapping, sharpening her newfound magic skills along the way. But the closer she gets to the truth, the more dangerous her powers become.
Boundary Crossed is a dark, thrilling journey into a world where the line between living and dead isn’t nearly as solid as it appears…